Teaching and assessment

for Philosophy and Psychology MA (Hons)

Date of entry

September 2020

Teaching

We use a wide range of teaching methods, from lectures, to small group seminars or tutorials.

Most philosophy modules in Levels 1 and 2 have two lectures and one tutorial each week. This may vary in Levels 3 and 4 where you typically have one lecture and more small working groups or seminars per week.

For the philosophy lectures you will be introduced to the major themes and topics of a philosopher or philosophical problem. For the tutorials you will question and develop your own world views, construct arguments to defend them, and put together projects to illustrate them with a small group of students.

In Psychology, throughout Levels 1-4 you will engage in research, moving from assigned and specified activities or studies to more independent practical work.

Most modules in Levels 1 and 2 have two lectures and one tutorial or workshop each week, including online workshops.

In Level 3 you will have lectures each week and tutorials centring around coursework. In Level 4, teaching is in much smaller groups and our module options are informed by the research expertise of our staff, and vary slightly from year to year.

In your final year a supervisor will oversee a dissertation project where you will apply your research skills.

Assessment

Assessments across both subjects are carried out by coursework and examinations, and vary in type and weighting from module to module.

Assessment methods for philosophy modules can include:

  • essays
  • tutorial performance
  • exams
  • online journals / online discussions

Assessments are carried out through coursework and examinations, and vary in type and weighting from module to module.

Assessments are carried out through coursework and exams, and vary in type and weighting from module to module.

Methods of assessment include:

  • essays
  • presentations
  • scientific practical reports
  • online multiple-choice questions
  • workbooks
  • exams

 

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Core Modules

These modules are an essential part of your course.

Optional Modules

You need to choose one or more of these modules as part of your course.

Optional Modules

You need to choose one or more of these modules as part of your course.

Optional Modules

You need to choose one or more of these modules as part of your course.

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